Grilled Steak with Spicy Cilantro Sauce
based on a recipe from Gourmet (June, 2001)
Recipes with Cilantro #3
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 TBSP medium-dry Sherry
1 1/2 TBSP sugar
1 TBSP minced garlic
1/2 TBSP Asian sesame oil
1/2 tsp dried hot red pepper flakes
6 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro
2 1/2 TBSP vegetable oil
1/2 TBSP lime juice
1 1/2 TBSP soy sauce
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp chili oil
3 blade steaks, about 1/2 pound each
Stir together ingredients for marinade in a 13- by 9- by 2-inch baking dish until sugar is dissolved, then add steaks, turning to coat. Marinate steaks, turning once, at least 1 hour (preferably longer).
Prepare grill for cooking. When fire is medium-hot, grill steaks on a lightly oiled rack 3 to 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Let steaks stand on a cutting board 5 minutes.
While steak is resting, process ingredients for sauce in blender or small food processor. Top steaks with sauce. Serve remaining sauce on the side.
Notes: This came out really well. I only ended up marinating the steaks about 3 hours, and would have been happier if I'd had longer. Regardless, well-seasoned. The sauce was such a hit that the rice served alongside became a conveyance device for eating more of it. Based on the taste, I think the sauce would also do well with chicken, and perhaps tuna.Posted by Jennifer at April 16, 2005 9:11 AM